J.D. Payne serves as a professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University. Prior to this, he was the pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. Before that, he served with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and as an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also directed the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting.
A driving goal for GACX is fostering connections and collaborations around specific areas related to multiplication.
Short-term mission trips often provide believers a chance to grow their understanding of God’s mission and discover new ways to engage.
Moving GACX’s 2020 Global Forum online created many unique opportunities to connect and involve co-laborers from around the world.
Positive changes and opportunities that have come about during the 2020 pandemic in Asia.
During the 2020 Global Forum, GACX President Bekele Shanko describes how the God-size vision of planting a new, reproducing church for every 1,000 people on the planet came about.
“We thank God for COVID-19,” says Nate Vander Stelt, executive vice president of GACX, “because it has caused GACX to think differently and act differently.”